From the 7th Football Kenya Federation (FKF), among the big decisions that came through the Saturday 5 October even, was the formation of one more representative region, splitting the expansive Rift Valley in two, which in essence means we will have one more National Executive Committee (NEC) member.
After the polls set for December 2019, there will thus be nine regional representatives at the key decision making body of the federation, an increase from the eight positions in the current order.
The NEC will therefore consist of 16 officials of the federation; the nine regional representatives, the President, Vice President, FKF Premier League representative, FKF National Super League representative, one female member and two co – opted members.
While the co-opted members are proposed for adoption to the NEC by the President, the FKF Premier League, National Super League representatives, and the female representative to NEC will be voted for at the Elective General Assembly.
To express candidature for the NEC position, aspirants must be at least 18 years old and have to submit their interest to the FKF Secretariat at least 30 days before the elective General Assembly, or simply put, a month before the elections.
To get the approval from the Electoral Board, the candidates for NEC positions shall present declarations of support from at least five members of FKF, two of whom reside in their specific elective regions and three from other distinct FKF regions eligible to vote.
Further, the candidate should also have been an active participant in football in the country in three of the past four years before being proposed as a candidate.
Here the candidate should have taken part in football as a National Executive Committee member, FKF Committee member, referee, assistant referee, coach, trainer, in charge of technical, medical or administrative matters at FKF, league or club, or as a player.
From the outgoing office, two NEC members, Chris Amimo of Nairobi and Mohamed Mulla of North Eastern have already declared they will not be vying in the current.
Eastern Region NEC member Nabea Muriithi and Central’s David Njoroge have declared they will be vying for the last time in the coming polls before exiting the scene to focus on other issues.